Thursday 20 March 2014

RSPCA Cymru is appealing for information after an elderly Yorkshire terrier dog was found collapsed and in an appalling condition in Merthyr Vale on Sunday (16 March 2014).

The elderly, female dog was found by a member of the public on land at the bottom of Sarah Street and Victoria Street. She was unable to move and crying.

When RSPCA Inspector Chris Coleman arrived she discovered that the dog was blind and emaciated and rushed her … Continue reading…

20.03.14

As nesting and fledgling bird season begins we ask the public to be aware of baby birds

Spring has sprung and as fledgling birds attempt to spread their wings and leave the nest, members of the public are being urged to leave them be.

Depending on the age of the bird human interference could be causing more harm than good.

Many fledglings discovered by members of the public are mistakenly thought to be injured or abandoned, and subsequently … Continue reading…

18.03.14

We are appealing for help to track down the owner of a herd of ponies found wandering in farmland in Oxfordshire.

The five mares thought to range in age from eight to 12 years old were discovered loose on fields in Burford, Oxford last weekend.

RSPCA Inspector Doug Davidson managed to catch and transport the ponies with the help of Blue Cross pet charity’s equine team.

Doug said:

“The farmers had managed to get the ponies into a fallow

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17.03.14

A team of officers from RSPCA Cymru have successfully rescued a sheep precariously positioned on a cliff ledge near Trearddur Bay on Anglesey last week Friday (14 March).

The sheep had very little room to move on the narrow ledge with a sheer drop into the sea below.

The dangerous rope rescue involved the team abseiling down the cliff face and trying to secure the sheep in an animal bag.

Chief Inspector Helen Mead explained:

“Unfortunately the sheep did

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Cyclists are being urged to sign up to the Manchester to Blackpool Bike Ride and raise money for RSPCA Greater Manchester Animal Hospital (GMAH) in Salford.

 

The 60 mile ride, which takes place on Sunday 13 July, will set off from Manchester United’s Football Ground at Old Trafford, Manchester and finish on the South Promenade in Blackpool.

 

Rachel Watkinson, a vet at GMAH, said: “I guess I got the wheels in motion on this, so to speak.

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